Sunday, October 14, 2012


John Cullum, enjoying the subject of villains, right off the bat mentions the challenge for an actor in playing an evil, crippled King in Shakespeare’s RICHARD THE THIRD.

Emily, remembering when John was writing a play about Benedict Arnold, wonders what fascinated him about the traitor, and why, later on, he worked on a play about John Wilkes Booth, the actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln.

John explains why these two men still interest him, and compares them with the assassins and traitors in the news today.

As their conversation ebbs and flows, he surprises Emily by revealing the name of his most favorite villain, a part that he’d like to play right now.

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